Despite the attention-grabbing title, Adultery, the new novel by the award-winning author of The Alchemist, is not really about cheating. It’s more about that space we reach in the middle of our lives when we start to doubt everything – the midlife crisis. On the surface, Linda has less reasons for experiencing this crisis than most. She’s in her thirties, attractive, rich, and she lives in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland. She has a loving husband, children, and a good job as a political journalist. All things considered, it’s not easy to empathize with her unhappiness. But as we all know, depression isn’t rational. And Linda is depressed. She explains, “I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change [...]
Natalie Clayton was one of those characters who is difficult to like. She has built a very protective shell around herself, and is often times standoffish with people, making it hard to connect with her. She is only open and completely herself around her small group of college friends; once you see her in that element, you want her to be like that all the time because she is clearly a very warm, caring person. Once we got her back-story, it’s understandable why she protects herself. So when her long ago, two-week teenage romance, Paddy Hurley, walks into her favorite bakery, it’s clear that life as Natalie knows it is going to change…big time. There wasn’t much I didn’t like [...]
I’ve never hidden the fact that in the realm of paranormal romances, I’m a shifter girl, not a fang banger. In the romance realm, I am also a lover of all things Highlander and let me just interject, what a wonderful time it is to be a lover of the Highlanders! A HIGHLANDER’S OBSESSION is the best of both worlds. Set in modern times, there is a definite throwback feel when exploring the mores of the castle/bed and breakfast inhabitants. In fact, Creighton Matheson is the laird of the land. He’s the first born son in an area that places huge value on first born sons but there is also a curse settled on these fellas, and it never ends [...]
Once I read that Shelter Me was about an animal rescue, that was it: I had to read it. I love animals, especially dogs, and I’ve rescued three of them myself. Like Lacey, I would save them all if only I had the time and the money. The subject matter is near and dear to my heart, so this book got bumped up to the top of Mt.TBR. Shelter Me destroyed me. DESTROYED me. Not because it was sad, but because each of the damaged, grieving characters found their HEA. I grew to like them all so much, so it was gratifying that they were able, with a rescued canine’s assistance, to put their grief behind them and embrace a brighter [...]
In Unbroken, Cade Mitchell, former Rodeo star, finally finds a purpose in life after an accident forces him to retire. And while he leans on his best friend, Amber Johnson, to help him realize his dream, he discovers that the love of a good woman can heal all sorts of wounds. Amber and Cade are best friends and have been for a long time. I was a bit skeptical on how the friends to lovers storyline was going to work. But I was pleased with how Maisey Yates developed their story. There has always been a deep love between the two, but it took a rouse to ward off a potential threat to Amber’s family ranch to discover the love [...]
Stylist Jessica Champlin knows it takes more than a darling goldendoodle to save a marriage. She and her ex-husband, investigative journalist Sebastian Hess, had too many irreconcilable differences for even their beloved dog, Baxter, to heal. So they’ve agreed to joint custody, and life has settled into a prickly normalcy. But when Baxter heroically rescues a child and the video footage goes viral, Jess and Sebastian are thrown together again, and her life takes some very unexpected twists. The line of dogwear she creates becomes wildly successful, and suddenly she’s in the spotlight with everyone watching—the press, the new guy she’s seeing, Sebastian and the past she never imagined she would face again. Soon there’s only one person by her [...]
Thank goodness part two is here because the cliffhanger at the end of Ruined just about did me in! Holy sucker punch to the gut Batman that cliffy was ugly. Addicted picks right up where Ruined left off. Not a single second of agony is glossed over. Chloe’s visceral reaction to the Brandon bombshell is palpable. Witnessing her discovery was literally painful; watching her process this revelation broke my cold cynical heart. For Chloe and Ethan, the unimaginable happens; worlds collide and the fall-out is complete and utter devastation. It’s painfully obvious how deeply Chloe and Ethan love each other but when the woman you love sees the man she fears when she looks into your eyes…well, that’s kinda hard [...]
DEEPLY IN YOU is a welcome return for fans of Sharon Page, who have been waiting eagerly for her next Regency erotic romance. This is the first book in her new Wicked Dukes series. Helena Winsome works as a governess to the niece and nephews of Damian Caldwell, the fifth Duke of Greybrooke, in order to save her family from financial ruin. She also writes a gossip column for her half-brother’s newspaper under the pen name Lady X, and the duke provides the perfect fodder for it. Grey, as he is known, has a scandalous reputation of loving and leaving women, one encounter which Helena sees for herself. But this allows her the chance to actually meet him, because she [...]
Let’s just get one thing out of the way up-front: I am a sucker for anything Spanish. So when I found a romance—a literary erotic romance—set in Mallorca, Spain, I was pretty much sold. And when I started actually reading The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh, I wasn’t “pretty much” sold, I was completely sold. Walsh’s prose is gorgeous. The beach town setting is the perfect backdrop for this sultry book. Through lines like “the dark hangs damp in her lungs. Sea dampness: salty and lucid and nicked with the scent of pines,” Walsh makes Deia into another character, a town buzzing with heat and sexual energy. Though the story takes place in the lazy, sexy heat of a [...]
Megan Hart has a way of setting up intensely erotic dynamics between characters before anyone has even touched. She does it again in the first installment of this sexy, tension-filled e-serial that had me hooked from page one. Simone Kahan works in human resources for a global marketing corporation in Philadelphia. From the window of her corner office, she has a view of a man across the way, in the opposite wing, who also works late nights. His name is Elliott Anderson, and he’s an attorney. Elliott has a habit of bringing beautiful blondes back to his office and having kinky sex with them. Simone likes to watch. It seems that Simone likes it rough, and Elliott dishes it out [...]
If you like Nicholas Sparks, you’ll love JANE’S MELODY. Jane is forty-year-old woman grieving the recent death of her estranged daughter. While trying to piece together the final months of her daughter’s life, Jane meets Caleb, a hot twenty-five-year-old musician who might have been her daughter’s boyfriend. Sparks fly, and a complicated relationship ensues. We open with Jane at her daughter Melody’s grave, where she sees a cute guy placing a silver dollar at the site. We’ll come back to that later. Jane, at the urging of her best friend Grace, has been attending Al-Anon for six years to deal with her daughter’s addiction. At the time of Melody’s death from a drug overdose, Jane hasn’t spoken to her for [...]
Reviewer Erin from Sarah Says Read Romance Blog did an awesome recap of BARED. As soon as I saw this, ‘the emotion is intense and raw’, I was sold! I’m one of those people who wants to feel what I’m reading, know what I mean? Stacey Kennedy has that talent and is one of the reasons I adore Club Sin. So – have you tried it? Have you been BARED? Join the thousands of readers like me who are now Club Sin readers – you’ll be glad you did! For the complete review visit Erin’s Goodreads post here – Enjoy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/851132359?book_show_action=false Oh, and this part of the review was an attention getter too! “And the sex…OMG! The sex is HOT [...]
Lover of Romance’s review from Goodreads was one of my all time favorites — how can you not adore, be intrigued – shoot, want to read this after you read: Pleasing The Pirate is such a wonderfully written historical romance, that is full of historical events, enticing characters, and a story line to keep you on the edge and waiting in anticipation for the next scene to send thrills down your spine!!! PURELY SENSATIONAL!! Read the rest of Lover of Romances review here Thanks Lover of Romance! We love you!
Book Review: Shredded (Extreme Risk #1) by Tracy Wolff Shredded – I had a lot of different endings in my head whilst I was reading this book, none of them came anywhere close. Bloody hell, talk about coming out of left field. Z is the stereotypical bad boy, love me and leave me, a different woman every night, and more often than not he can’t even remember their names. For most of the book his past is just hinted at, whatever it was has left him deeply broken and with a bit of a death wish, it makes him fearless, or reckless, depending on how you look at it. Ophelia is fragile, her past is much more recent, and she’s [...]
Thank you April from My Book Addiction – great review of Monica McCarty’s Highland Guard series — Hot, Scottish heroes that will make you swoon! Review – MY THOUGHTS: THE RAIDER by Monica McCarty is an exciting Scottish Medieval Historical Romance. #8 in the “Highland Guard” series, but can be read as a stand alone. What a series!! Visit the author’s website for a list of the previous titles. Who doesn’t love those hard, sexy, fierce Highlanders, and these legendary warriors are no different until, that is, that are felled by their traitorous hearts…. Meet, Robert “Raider” Boyd, aka, Robbie, one of Robert the Bruce’s fierce, most formidable, elite Highland Guard warriors and the English Lady who captures his heart [...]
“Emotionally gripping with characters you won’t soon forget, Shredded will grab your attention and keep it throughout and leave you eagerly anticipating the next book.” ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures One of my very favorite websites reviewed hot New Adult author Tracy Wolff and her book Shredded – on sale now. Enjoy! I’ll let you’ll in on a little secret, I’m not much of a sports enthusiast in fact baseball is pretty much the only sport I watch regularly however, I love the X-Games especially the snowboarding. So, Shredded by author Tracy Wolff had me on subject matter alone. I will warn you this is a new adult book told from the POV of the hero and heroine. This story is [...]
Gallery Books/January 21 The “Nora” of title What Nora Knew refers to the real-life writer and film director Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail), whose romantic comedies guide this novel’s hapless heroine through the treacherous dating waters of Manhattan. Molly Hallberg has been burned many times by love – most recently by the end of her three year marriage after her husband cheated on her — and is now playing it safe. She writes for a pop website (think Gawker) and is dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance “in the style of Nora Ephron,” it sets her on a journey towards her own [...]
Yahoo’s Susan Frances recaps Bronwen Evans new release, A Kiss of Lies – a must read – enjoy! A Kiss of Lies , the first book in Bronwen Evans ‘s The Disgraced Lords series plunges into the plight of Lord Christian Trent, the Earl of Markham. He is wrongfully accused of raping Duke Barforte’s young daughter. Like the other disgraced lords whom Christian attended Eton with and befriended, he is charged with a crime he did not commit and sets out on a course to prove his innocence, calling upon the help of his six college buddies nicknamed the Libertine Scholars and a new woman that enters his life introduced to him as Sarah Cooper. The author makes it apparent [...]
Thank you Julie for a fabulous review of an classic Loveswept romance made anew – enjoy!! May Contain Spoilers Review: While surfing the virtual shelves of the library, I came across this blast from the past. Many moons ago, I devoured Loveswept romances like candy. Some of my favorite series romance authors were published under this line; Janet Evanovich, Saundra Brown, Jennifer Crusie (I will NOT admit how much I paid for a few of her out of print titles before they were available digitally), Kay Hooper. I get giddy just thinking about how much I loved discovering these authors. One of my favorite reads were Iris Johansen’s Sedikhan books. I loved how the characters popped up throughout the books, [...]
Just when I thought I was maxed out on BDSM erotica, I was enticed back in by Unrestrained, the story of a widow and the retired Navy SEAL who rocks her world. I’m a fan of erotic novels featuring older heroines, and Athena Summers is a classy, accomplished woman in her forties with her own wealth and status to boot. Another plus: Athena enjoyed a fulfilling, adventurous sex life before meeting the hero of the novel. Athena was married for twenty years, and it had been her late husband’s idea to take their play out of the bedroom and into a BDSM club called Club Release. Athena and Roy enjoyed a very rewarding erotic life at the club, where she [...]
Kindle Gal & Emily’s Joint Review Kindle Gal: I don’t know about you, Em, but I really like Lauren Layne’s voice. This is the third book of hers I’ve read, and there is something about her writing style that just works for me. Like this: When their eyes met, he grinned, his teeth perfectly white and perfectly even. This man knew what he had going on and was well accustomed to peddling his wares.
Review from Girl Meets Books: I had such a good time reading Lauren Layne’s first book in her Sex, Love, & Stiletto series, After the Kiss, I knew I am going to be reading her succeeding books. I was eagerly awaiting her sequel which features Grace Brighton. Grace is part of the successful Trio of Stiletto‘s most popular department but in the latter part of the 1st book, Grace suffers a big blow courtesy of her cheating boyfriend, a boyfriend she’s been with for 8 years. Not only is her heart in shreds, her pride had taken a hit as well. She was supposed to be a dating expert. She even published an article on how to tell if a [...]
Loving the Earl picks out all the best parts out of every historical romance and puts it all together into this one amazing book. There’s the hot rogue who hides under an unsocial mask, the beautiful, bold woman trying to live her life after an abusive marriage, a brother who hires afore-mentioned rogue to protect his sister, mysterious letters, stolen luggage, false companions, sex (uhhhh….), highwaymen, gamblers, and a very happy ending. Besides, the guy on the cover does look pretty hot himself.
5 Star review – thanks to Rachel at The Readers Den – Isn’t She Lovely on sale soon – 10/28 Isn’t She Lovely was a classic romance of opposites attract; a story that was just pure unadulterated enjoyment! Filled with snarky banter providing entertaining push and pull, I was smiling, laughing and swooning throughout! *sigh* I just love it when a story leaves me happy and satisfied!
I haven’t read the first two books in the series, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying this one. Penelope is the pretty sister in the trio. The other two have married well and now it’s her debut. She looks like a Christmas angel, and she’s sweet, too.
Aubrey’s Review: I adore books about cowboys. I do not know if it is because I’m a city girl longing to live out in the country or what. I really liked this novel. It was super sweet and the characters had depth and dimension. I could really relate to Kyla in that I hope to find my forever love in a cowboy or farmer. Kyla comes to Montana with a bunch of baggage. She is scared of life in a way after trusting her ex-fiancé who ended up being a con artist. Her best friends take her on vacation in the hopes that she can leave her past behind her and move on. Little does she know that she fall [...]
Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne 5 Star review from The Chiq Blog Wow, wow, wowie, wow… This book is flipping FANTASTIC! I loved absolutely everything about the characters, storyline, setting, just… Everything! I seriously LOL’d through most of it, and swooned through half of it. Ethan and Stephanie were pure perfection, and I’m going to make a point now to look for and read Lauren Layne’s other books! I cannot gush any more about how much I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! Now that’s an honest review – thanks Chiq!
5 STAR Review by Argutle, CHILL REVIEWS: Kyla doesn’t know if she can ever trust a guy again. I mean the one she was supposed to live with the rest of her life ended up being married already and set her up to go to jail. Her friends try to take her mind off of all the crap she’s been living with for the past year and take her on vacation, to a dude ranch. At first she has no clue what possessed them to bring her to a ranch in Montana, but slowly she starts relaxing and realizes that she could easily stay there forever.
Review by Abigail: I could not stop reading this story from the first page. These characters are so lovable and relate able that many reader can connect to. Julie is the Dater Queen. She is the perfect girl to have if you are looking for no commitment. However, everything changes when her boss tells her to do an article on relationship. She decides to pursuit Mitchell because he seem the “boring” type. But Mitchell is looking for a change since he made a bet on not being in an relationship. Mitchell and Julie are totally opposite but are totally perfect for each other. They truly begin to fall in love with each other that it freaks them out at first. [...]